Monday, 15 September 2014

The Daily Teaser — 15-9-2014: Marco Polo

I have to admit to feeling rushed, this morning.

Belief it or not, I’ve got an interview, today: over in Romford.

I’ve another, tomorrow: in Chelmsford.   But that’s another day.

Either way … ?

I’m feeling VAGUELY rushed … 

And vaguely wondering how kosher the job is.   I’m finding job adverts for the company: but not necessarily solid.

Hmmm … 

Here’s hoping something comes good of it.

Yesterday’s Teaser saw Debbi* putting in her answers: and scoring five out of five.

Let’s see how everyone does with today’s questions, shall we?

Here they are, along with the How ToLicense and video …  

Q1) 15th September, 1254, saw the birth of explorer, Marco Polo.   In what’s now which European country?
Q2) More to the point, in which city … ?
Q3) His book, Divisament du Monde is usually called what, in English … ?
Q4) In his book, Polo refers to southern China as Manji, and to northern China as what: Cathay, Kathy or Nihon … ?
Q5) Finally … Polo famously met the then ruler of China: who was that ruler … ?
Here’s yesterday’s questions and answers …
Q1) 14th September, 2000, saw Microsoft release Windows Me. What was Me short for … ?
Q2) 14th September, 1960, saw the formal founding of OPEC: the Organization of Petroleum Exporting Countries. OPEC’s HQ is in which country … ?
A2) Austria: Vienna, to be precise.
Q3) 14th September, 1982, saw the death of Princess Grace: after a car crash, the previous day. Prior to her marriage to Prince Ranier of Monaco, how had Grace been known?
Q4) 14th September, 1682, saw the founding of the Bishop Gore School: one of the oldest schools in which country of the UK … ?
A4) Wales.
Q5) Finally … 14th September, 1791, saw France gain control of the city of Avignon. From where: Italy, the Papal States, or the British Empire?
A5) The Papal States.
I’ll leave you with this song … 

And this observation from the man, himself …
“I have not told half of what I saw.”

Marco Polo, September 15, 1254 – January 8–9, 1324.
Enjoy your day.

*        Oh, that it certainly is, Debbi!

1 comment:

Debbi said...

I saw Doctor Who last night. Dark is a good word for it. :)

1. Italy
2. Venice
3. Description of the World
4. Cathay
5. Kublai Khan